New municipal ordinance in Sitges about HUTS

Since the entry into force of the new municipal ordinance on July 13 of this year, its application and content have been debated. On the one hand, HLCLUB, as an associate of APARTUR; has participated in the process of applying this ordinance in the city of Sitges, Barcelona. The new ordinance consists of twelve basic […]

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The entry into force of the increase in tariffs for the tourist tax is postponed to 1 October

According to Decree Law 12/2021, of 18 May, and in relation to the tax on stays in tourist establishments, the entry into force of the increase in the tariffs for the tourist tax is postponed to 1 October.  These tariffs were to be applied from 1 June, but the delicate situation in the tourism sector […]

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A study measuring the tourist reputation of Vilanova and Geltrrú in Covid-19 time scores 8.45 in tourist accommodation

Personal, location, and cleanup are the best-rated service dimensions for customers A study that analyzes the image of Vilanova and Geltr on as a tourist and gastronomic destination post Covid-19 points the Vilanova experience with an 8.32, according to the Global IRon, the reputation index. The study has been carried out by the company Vivetial […]

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Of the Recovery Fund and Other Stories

Supposedly, on April 27, the Council of Ministers approved the Recovery Plan, a unique and, hopefully, unrepeatable opportunity to revitalize the Spanish economy in what promises to be a thorny journey. I say supposedly because although the news headlines and the media have echoed, the information reaches us so empty of content, let alone concrete, […]

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The re-opening of the county opens the closure to the tourist accommodation of Garraf and Baix Penedès

On 15 March, the Procicat lifted the comarcal confinement for the living bubbles  The comarcal mistrust leaves behind two months of restrictions that have cleared tourist accommodations. This new phase of mobility is a breath of relief to tourism, which can already recover some of the economic activity, and also to citizens, who are being […]

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With the wine to the neck: wine cellars in Covid-19 time

Supermarkets, the biggest adversaries of wine cellars Wine cellars experience a loss of 26.7% after confinement.    It is bad times for wine cellars. The closure of the catering industry, coupled with the new trend of direct sales between wineries and consumers, has done nothing but harm to these places which promote the culture of […]

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Spain, first on the list of favorite American and Asian tourist destinations

Tourists demand less-massified destinations, more tourist routes for natural environments other than beaches and more cultural routes.  According to the ‘Spain positioning studio as a tourist destination‘, developed from a survey conducted in 33 countries, Spain is above the world average (8.6 out of 10) in its ability to attract long-term tourism, which is understood […]

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Is there a possibility of opining?

In conscience, this letter should be entitled something like “The Infuges of a Banana State”; but out of respect, out of principle, or through education, we have not named it that way. Our motivation, dear readers, is the publication of the ministerial order of the 13th January with effect on 14 January to modify an […]

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The arrival of the vaccine, the great hope of the tourism sector

The Institute for Economic Analysis (IEE) estimates a GDP growth of 6% this 2021 Summer of 2021 It is not the title of a film, although this last year may be worthy of a film, but the date that has scheduled the tourist industry as the start of recovery. An increase in the forecasting of […]

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Royal Decree Law 35/2020, of 22 December, of urgent measures to support the tourist industry, hotel and trade and tax matters

Yesterday the BOE published Royal Decree-Law 35/2020 of 22 December, with measures to support the tourism, hotel and catering and commercial sectors valued at 4.22 billion euros.  Below is a brief summary of the main measures:           Reduction in the rent of premises Both SMEs and self-employed people who have rented premises can benefit. There […]

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